The name is an appreciation of the special sound, the variety and the elegance
Virtuoso Guitar Performance
- DUO SONARE
- Thomas Offermann &
"one of the top ensembles of ist kind - for 19th century music maybe even
the leading one"
(Gitarre und Laute, Germany)
- was formed
- on historical
19th century instruments classical-romantic music (Giuliani, Mozart etc) in
the authentic sound and qualitity of the former guitar virtuosos,
- on modern Spanish
concert guitars works of modern composers ranging from Claude Debussy, Astor
Piazzolla to rock star Frank Zappa, thus making no difference between art
and entertainment; their arrangement for two guitars of Mike Oldfield's Opus
One TUBULAR BELLS attracted world-wide attention and is No.1 of the top-10-list
1996 of WNYC, New York,
- major concertos
for two guitars and orchestra (Rodrigo, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Oldfield etc).
„If the guitar world has parameters, Offermann and Wagner have stretched
them to the outermost."
On tours (duo recitals, concerts with orchestra, guitar festivals) in more
than 40 countries throughout the world DUO SONARE have gained a large international
DUO SONARE take part in international juries and have performed master classes
in Germany, Great Britain, Poland, Hungaria, Tschechia, Russia,USA (Manhattan
School of Music New York, Yale University New Haven, Eastman School of Music
Rochester), Singapore, Vietnam, India.
teaches at the "Hochschule für Musik und Theater" in Rostock/Germany,
teaches at the "Hochschule für
Künste" in Bremen/Germany.